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  • [New] There is already at least one example of how collection could work in the short term: Some big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart and grocery markets such as Safeway and ShopRite have plastic bag collection bins near the entrances of their stores. GreenBiz
  • [New] The Open Network for Digital Commerce - a government-backed platform-agnostic network (now in pilot mode) that will serve as an alternative to platform aggregators like Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart - may soon provide expanded opportunities for smaller and indigenous retailers. India Briefing News
  • Adobe's technology will be used to power e-commerce sites, while Walmart will provide the technology that powers the picking and packing of online purchases and the geofencing technologies that workers need to fulfill orders. Perkins Coie
  • Zero operational emissions by 2040 LowReasonable Walmart Walmart Inc. is a US-based multinational corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, department stores, and grocery stores. Carbon Market Watch
  • Walmart recently filed trademarks that could pave the way to sell virtual goods from home decor to personal care products and to offer virtual currency and nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, to users. CNBC
  • Walmart metaverse shopping will focus on producing and selling virtual goods such as home decorations, sporting clothes and equipment, personal care products, toys, and home decorations. PixelPlex
  • The five Walmart Health locations in North and Central Florida will be the first to use Epic technology. Healthcare IT News
  • Walmart is sweetening its incentives package with free teleheath coverage and offers to cover tuition and certain expenses for employees at select colleges, which will make it more competitive against other retailers like Costco and Target as they increase their starting salaries. The Scroll
  • Beyond Seattle, Walmart plans to open new tech hubs in Toronto, where it will place several hundred new jobs over the next 12 months, and Atlanta, where the first hiring phase will include 140 full-time tech roles. GeekWire
  • Boston Consulting Group estimate the opportunity for retail media at $100bn and retailers such as Tesco, Walmart and Boots are all leveraging their customer data via media offerings. Econsultancy
  • Walmart, like many key competitors from to Walgreens, sees an opportunity to build healthier relationships with customers by promoting health and wellness products and services. Retailwire
  • Walmart Canada has become the first major Canadian retailer to offer carbon-neutral last-mile delivery - part of the giant retailer's global ambition to achieve zero emissions by 2040 without the use of offsets for Scope 1 and 2 emissions. RETAIL INSIDER
  • Shares of cigarette makers fell Monday as Walmart plans to end cigarette sales in some U.S. stores. Barrons
  • Walmart plans on hiring 5,000 technologists in 2022 for its Global Tech team, in addition to building out tech hubs in Toronto and Atlanta. Dice Insights
  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the last three months has probed sky-high prices and supply chain disruptions, requiring companies including Procter & Gamble, Kraft Heinz Co, Kroger Co and Walmart to turn over internal documents on profit margins, pricing and promotions. Reuters
  • Walmart, Amazon, Target, Costco and every other billion-dollar business operating in California will have to disclose their direct and indirect emissions, which include their supply chain. Organic Insider
  • Last month, Walmart announced a major investment in vertical farm Plenty, which will start supplying leafy greens to Walmart stores across California later in 2022. Winsight Grocery Business
  • The cyber threat team at retail giant Walmart has analyzed a new ransomware family dubbed Sugar, which is offered through a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model. Security Affairs
  • Walmart added more than 20,000 new sellers in the U.S. last year and plans to add nearly 40,000 more in 2022. CNBC
  • Companies like UPS are trying to expand into fulfillment as well as delivery, and Walmart recently announced a new last-mile delivery service that will carry other retailers' goods. WSJ
  • A Nike virtual store could kit out users' avatars with virtual designer sneakers, while Walmart can provide goods for their virtual homes. Seeking Alpha

Last updated: 22 May 2022